Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 423

This seam is on  block 62 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. It is covered with hand dyed lace and along the side I worked half buttonhole rings, detached chain and straight stitches in hand dyed silk. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 593

Stitching Sample 593 is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is an experiment using straight stitches and back stitches to form a pattern Stitches Used: Back stitch, straight stitch, and seed beads Thread: Caron watercolours  1 strand of #5 perle cotton Fabric: Linda …

Free French Embroidery Patterns

This discovery is a gem.  Look at these lovely free French embroidery patterns I just love the designs. Yes, they are lovely, they are free and there is a whole book of them! I discovered Les Fables de La Fontaine, on the Antique Pattern Library web site.  Scroll to F and …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 422

This seam is on  block 62 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. It is made up of whipped running stitch that has been laced with a soft silk thread What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations …

Work in Progress Wednesday

This year I am participating in the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012 but fell behind. Now with much fan fair I want to share with you this block for November done! Doing a happy dance and celebrating my speedy stitching fingers. Next year there will be another challenge. Registrations for CQJP 2013 …

Arrow or Arrowhead stitch

Arrow Stitch Two varieties of Arrowhead stitch are listed in various stitch books. One is a horizontal version and one is vertical. Some books call the vertical version Upright Arrow, while others simply call both versions, Arrow stitch. Some books refer to the horizontal version as Zig-Zag stitch. Both varieties …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 592

This area is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is a traditional pattern worked in hand dyed thread. Stitches Used: Back stitch Thread: Hand dyed silk Fabric: Linda 27 count evenweave Date: This section of the sampler was worked mid 2009. Size: The For …